Embracing Imperfect Action

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7

Have you ever found yourself unable move towards your goals because you think things need to be perfect?

The stars need to align, your website needs that perfect shade of purple on it and the content you put out there has to be the best in the world – and if it isn’t well it’s best you just do nothing.

I know I’ve definitely held myself to this impossible idea of perfect and quite honestly it has to be the number 1 thing that holds people back.

I get it – it’s scary putting yourself out there for the world to see and critique.

As someone who puts so much of themselves into business and everything I create, it feels like you’re baring your soul to the world!

The reality is: nothing is ever going to be perfect. Think back to something you did years ago that you thought was pretty near to ‘perfect’. Now look at it with the frame of mind you have today – I bet it doesn’t seem anywhere near what you’d consider perfect today.

A good example is looking at my first draft of the website for my business (originally called Virtually Angels). I was so proud of myself! I thought it looked amazing! I look at it now and cringe! Over the years I’ve refined my design skills and learnt so much more that I would have considered that first website as terrible today!

It didn’t matter though – as imperfect as it now seems – that website made me a lot of money and launched my business! It didn’t matter that it wasn’t perfect, it got the job done.

As Natalie asked us to consider imperfect action in today’s blog challenge I realised I have recently fallen foul of the perfection trap again, but this time with my blog.

I hadn’t blogged in a very long time. I knew I needed to get back into it but the thought of editorial calendars and coming up with topics was so overwhelming. When I found this blog challenge I signed up immediately as I knew it would be just what I needed to get started again (and I was right!).

I’ve decided to forget about editorial calendars and planning for now and to just commit to writing a blog every single week after the challenge is over. Some weeks it may be gold and some weeks maybe not so much. The important thing is that I take the action to publish it whether it’s perfect or not! Who knows, somebody out there in the world may have been waiting to read content like mine!

What imperfect action are you going to commit to?

Read the previous posts in this blog challenge:

Day 6 – My Business Role Models

Day 5 – Setting Up For Success

Day 4 – Putting On My Cape

Day 3 – In Pursuit Of Perfection

Day 2 – What Freedom Means For Me & My Business

Day 1 – What’s Holding Me Back